Exciting city with ancient and modern intrigue
Spend summer studying in one of Europe’s most talked about cities at a time when this beautiful country is center stage in world economic affairs. Where else will you watch Homer’s rosy-fingered dawn slowly turn the acropolis pink? Discover the city’s rich heritage from the ancient to the modern through music, Athenian street life, fascinating traditions and stunning scenery.
Your focus will be on learning outside the classroom, which could mean studying at the Acropolis; watching a rally in front of the Hellenic Parliament; visiting the panhellenic sanctuary at Olympia or a documentary film lab in Athens; enjoying an outdoor music performance at the Roman Odeion or exploring a 19th century villa on a picturesque island. The warm waters of the Mediterranean are a short tram ride away and the justifiably famous islands are easily accessible from Athens’ ferry ports.
This program is part of the Summer Sessions initiative, allowing you to take one or both sessions or mix a session on this program with a session on a program in another country.
You may study one or both sessions, each one lasting four weeks and containing one course worth three credits.
- Media in Crisis: Journalism in Athens – Explore the key role media plays online and offline in the shifting economic, cultural and political landscape. Learn the fundamentals of reporting in the digital age from an active journalist in a pivotal city.
You choose one course from a choice of two: Myths and Heroes: Hercules OR Creative Writing: A Greek Island workshop.
- Myths and Heroes – Follow the stories of Hercules throughout Greece, visiting Delphi, Olympia and more. Investigate the connection between the myth and history in the ancient literary sources captured in architecture, sculpture and painting.
- Creative Writing – Walk in the footsteps of Aristotle, Alexander The Great Helen of Troy and more as you travel, read and write surrounded by inspiration and learn from award-winning writer Nalini Jones in an island workshop. Writers of any level are welcome.